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  • Senate Asked to Pass CFATS Extension by Year’s End

    Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) president and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan issued a letter to U.S. Senate lawmakers urging them to pass legislation providing a multiyear extension of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.   The bill, H.R. 4007,...

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  • Free Webinar on Solving Moisture Problems in Powders

    On December 10, 2014 at 11am ET, Brady Carter, Decagon Devices research scientist, will present a free webinar, Solving Moisture Problems in Powders. Carter will educate attendees on how to avoid caking, stickiness, reduced flow, crystallization, and other moisture-related problems in powders...

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  • Partnership Helps Automate Research Feed Mill Project at KSU

    Control Assemblies has partnered with Tatsoft, a Houston-based application framework developer, following a successful joint-application of an innovative platform that helped automate a research feed mill project at Kansas State University. Control Assemblies will join Tatsoft’s solution...

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  • Modernization of Process Safety Management Regulations Cited

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) formally announced that to “modernize U.S. process safety management regulations” is its newest most wanted safety improvement, concluding that implementation of key federal and state CSB safety recommendations will result in significant improvement...

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  • Bosch Packaging, Klenzaids Plan Joint Venture in India

    Processing and packaging specialist Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls Pvt Ltd are planning a joint venture in India. Both companies signed agreements to this effect on November 28, 2014. The plan is for Bosch to acquire a 49 percent share in Klenzaids, an owner-managed...

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  • Prater-Sterling's "Airlock Express" Van Now Includes IMI’s Separation Products

    Designed to demonstrate its equipment for the powder and bulk solids industry, Prater-Sterling's "Airlock Express" van has been updated with magnetic separation products from parent company Industrial Magnetics Inc., which acquired Prater-Sterling in May, 2014.   The vehicle...

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  • Plastics Machinery Shipments Continued to Rise in Q3

    Market demand for plastics machinery continued to grow in the third quarter of 2014, according to statistics compiled and reported by SPI: the Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES). “The market conditions that drive investment in new...

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  • Chemical Activity Barometer 0.2 Percent Higher in November

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), logged a 0.2 percent gain in November, following an upward revision in October which reflected zero growth, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). The year-over-year...

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  • NAVCO Earns Award

    The National Air Vibrator Co. (NAVCO) was presented with the Excellence Award for ‘Best Website Under 25K’ by the Houston chapter of the Business Marketing Association.   “We redesigned the website (www.navco.us) thinking about how we could make it easier for our...

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  • Particle Size Analysis with Dry & Wet Sieving

    Accurately determining the particle size distribution of incoming materials and confirming the specifications of final product is imperative in any powder processing application. Pneumatic sieving offers an efficient and economical technique for analyzing materials with a high level of accurate and...

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